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Viswanathan Anand vs Vladimir Kramnik
Corus (2005), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 8
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Variation Chelyabinsk Variation (B33)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jan-23-05  Tennyson: If Nc7?? then Qe3+ and mate to soon follow.
Jan-23-05  Woodpusher: <If Nc7?? then Qe3+ and mate to soon follow.> Aaaaaah!!! Now I get it! Thanks.
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  Gypsy: <Anyhow, I can't beleive we're seeing acirce's incredible piece saccing variation unfold before us. > My comment does seem a bit of a duplicate. I was off in the "Kibitz" window working out the variations; I did not have the latest updates. And I am generally hessitant to remove postings. It feels like that defeats the purpose of this site more often than improve it.
Jan-23-05  JohnBoy: So what is the correct idea? 26.g3 Qf5 27.Nf4 perhaps. At least this delays ...Qh3. White can recapture with the rook on f4, reducing threats.
Jan-23-05  Tennyson: I still call this game drawn, even though black has a slight advantage with his rook on the 2nd rank...but that's about it. Well, now nobody can accuse Kramnik of being the one who brought this into a drawish line (Anand did with 21. Bd3). If Anand had moved 21. Nf1 then there would have been a little more fun.
Jan-23-05  Rawprawn: It was drawn a few minutes ago
Jan-23-05  ketchuplover: its a draw :(
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  acirce: Well, not a terribly interesting game, except as illustration of how easy it can be to equalize as Black against Anand if you're Kramnik. :-)

<JohnBoy> 26.g3 fails to 26..Qh5 27.Qh4 Qf3 .

Jan-23-05  Open Defence: Why does it say uncommon opening ? Is it because it has to be manually updated ?
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  patzer2: Obviously not 27...Rxf4?? 28. Qc8+ with a quick back rank mate for White.
Jan-23-05  popski: Ahh, draw ... :/
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  Gypsy: Actually, this was fun even as it went.
Jan-23-05  Woodpusher: Interesting little scuffle.
Jan-23-05  Open Defence: When is the next live gsme ? Can we switch to one in progress now ?
Premium Chessgames Member Thanks to everybody for stopping by this morning. Sorry, no more broadcasts today.

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Jan-23-05  Open Defence: Awwww, ok then see ya tuesday, you said it patzer, even if the position is a draw they gotta figure it out hehehehe
Jan-23-05  Rawprawn: Open defence, you can go to teh corus Chess site. I will not mention which ones are looking interesting, because Adams agreed a draw as soon as I mentioned him.
Jan-23-05  Open Defence: Thanks Prawn I am at the site but don't see any games :( prolly just dumb hehehe any clues as to which link takes me to the games ?
Jan-23-05  mahmoudkubba: I can see that white was more powerful. wasn't he??
Jan-23-05  Open Defence: found it!! geez i had to click on one of the + marks for the link to come up
Jan-23-05  csmath: Uneventfull game, nothing from Anand, he continues to play grinding chess without anything remotely spectacular. Perhaps that is the new Anand these days.
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  patzer2: This was a well played game with an entertaining and instructive defensive combination by both sides in the continuation 24.Qc4! Rb2! 25.Qxc6 Qg5!(wins back the piece with equality) 26.Nf4!(nice defensive clearance move) 26...exf4 27.Rxf4!

After 28.Qe4 h6 29.Rd1 = the game is level. Can't blame these Super GMs for not wanting to waste energy playing out a complicated but drawish heavy piece ending.

Jan-24-05  mulondabl: Lets play 1 more game!
Dec-23-05  sheaf: <acirce: Well, not a terribly interesting game, except as illustration of how easy it can be to equalize as Black against Anand if you're Kramnik. :-)> :-) lol
Oct-01-06  Grega: It seems even. However, who is at least slightly better: Kramnik or Anand?
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